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eBay's Global Shipping Programme UK (GSP): Is It Worth It?

Emily Usher | October 18, 2018 | Comments

If you sell on eBay, chances are you’ve heard of eBay's Global Shipping Programme.

Whether you’re new to international selling or are looking for ways to make the overall cross-border selling process work better for your business, eBay's GSP is certainly a route worth exploring.

But do the benefits outweigh the negatives? How much does it cost? And how easy is it to get started?

This article aims to give you both sides of the story, so you can decide for yourself if eBay’s GSP will either help you reach millions more buyers around the world, or if it’s in fact better left untouched.

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Topics: eBay, Shipping & Fulfilment, International Selling

How To Start A Dropshipping Business In 2018

Linnworks | June 21, 2018 | Comments

Want to start selling online but don't really have the capital? Or maybe you're not sure whether it's for you and you want to test the water first? If you answered yes to either of these, then dropshipping might be the answer - it's an excellent gateway to online retail that requires less financial input than a regular online store, plus you don't need a warehouse to get started.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Dropshipping, eCommerce Best Practices

How To Calculate Shipping Costs For Your Online Business

Nat Libby | June 15, 2018 | Comments

Understanding how to calculate shipping costs is important. Not only do you need to track how much you’re spending in order to turn a profit, but your delivery fees impact how likely your customers are to buy from you.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Online Business

How To Reduce Business Costs & Increase Your Profit Margins

Aimee Goodsall | May 3, 2018 | Comments

The one goal that almost all online businesses have in common is to turn a profit. Now while the success of this goal is influenced by multiple different factors – some of these in your control and others not – one of the biggest areas impacting your bottom line is in fact your business costs.

Here’s the thing.

Despite often being viewed as ‘set in stone’, the costs associated with running an online business don’t have to be entirely out of your control. At least not all of them.

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Topics: eCommerce Expert Meetup, eCommerce Best Practices, Shipping & Fulfilment, Business Growth, eCommerce

How Four Companies Use Branded Packaging To Increase Engagement

ShipStation | April 20, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest post from ShipStation.

Think about how much time and money you’ve invested into your online store. Building your brand, curating what you sell, designing your storefront.

Doesn’t it seem like a bit of a disservice to you (and your customers, for that matter) to not dedicate as much effort into your parcels? If you want to prove to shoppers that you’re committed to impressing them at every opportunity, you need to brand your shipping boxes through custom packaging.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce